Egoist Suicide: Egoistic Suicide
is inherent factor when one lacks altruistic feelings and does not find himself fit into the pre-defined morality of society.
He thus defines four types of suicide, such as egoistic suicide
, altruistic suicide, anomic suicide and fatalist suicide.
* Egoistic suicide
due to the hypo-integration of the individual in the community or society.
Suicidal behavior is common in societies where there is a low degree of social integration (leading to egoistic suicide
(2,4,8,15,16,24) All 3 Durkheimian types of suicides occur in the elderly--a sense of isolation leads to "egoistic suicide
", social deregulation and normlessness predispose to "anomic suicide", and some seniors eliminate themselves to 'unburden' their family (the "altruistic type").
occurs when an individual has a low level of integration into society.
resulted from too little social integration.
Durkheim described the type of suicide associated with this second increase as "altruistic." Egoistic suicide
, he observed, was rare in "lower" societies.